Start date: 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Areas of expertise: Constitutional Law, System of Governance, Islamic Law, Customary Law, Human Rights
Highlights: 1 project, working group, several seminars, study visits, conferences


Ever since the former long-time ruler Muamar Al Qhadhafi was overthrown in 2011, the divided country remains in a state of continued turmoil including violent clashes between armed groups aligned with the different centres of political and military power. Equally, formerly unified state institutions now serve the two different geographical centres of power and remain divided. However, devising concepts for a sustainable development and preparing for the legal, administrative, economic, and practical challenges ahead is the only way of assisting Libya in its preparation for a viable, democratic, and peaceful future. Such activities also acknowledge the fact that the majority of Libyans do not endorse the country’s division and the prevailing state of violence, and support those actors who continue to work towards a better future.

In this very spirit, the Foundation began at an early stage in 2012 to support the Libyan post-revolutionary state to develop a new constitutional framework. Due to the deteriorating security situation, however, this initiative had to be suspended. In 2018, the Foundation relaunched its efforts and introduced a concept note to reform the Libyan administrative justice sector. Administrative justice is one of the key factors in creating rule of law-based state institutions, since it provides individual citizens with legal remedies against acts of the state. Discussions with Libyan governmental and judicial representatives have been positive, and the Foundation now eagerly awaits more conducive conditions to implement the initiative jointly with its Libyan counterparts.

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